Sep 232015

this is the second time i’ve posted gato barbieri here.  what can i say?  anyway, this is the full night of 10 nov 1976, both early & late shows (totally just over 2 hours!), courtesy of ‘weedwacker67’ who seeded it on dime back in 2011.  the setlists are a bit similar, but what the heck…  a little different than the vocalists i’ve been seeding lately, but it’s all good.

gato barbieri
new orleans, la
10 nov 1976 – both early & late shows

band members:
gato barbieri – saxophone, vocals
joe caro – guitar
eddie guagua – bass
eddie martinez – keyboards
bernard perdie – drums
angel “cachete” maldonado – congas, percussion

early show

01. europa (earth’s cry heaven’s smile)
02. don’t cry rochelle
03. behind the rain
04. adios
05. i want you
tt 58:38

late show

01. intro
02. europa (earth’s cry heaven’s smile)
03. don’t cry rochelle
04. los desperados
05. behind the rain
06. adios
07. i want you
08. dj outro
tt 62:57

source: over the air fm (early show: wtul-fm, broadcast date 1977-03-12) (late show: wnoe-fm “101-live”)
lineage: unknown receiver>master cassette>jvc xl-r5010 stand alone cd burner>1cdr(0)>1cdr(1)>eac>wav>flac
taped and transferred by: mister freezer
speed and volume corrections applied to recording

from original seeder’s notes:
this is some real hot latin jazz fusion being played here by gato who was touring in support of his caliente! album at this time. [early show] this album features 2 of his better known songs played here live being covers of santana’s europa and marvin gaye’s i want you. [late show] this album features 2 of his better known songs played here live being covers of santana’s europa and marvin gaye’s i want you.

sample:  (early) t05 – i want you.mp3


Sep 102015

continuing with the male vocalist theme, here’s a bit of mel tormé & george shearing.  mel torme was 66 at the time of this show, but still great.  i’ve always thought of him as a contemporary of frank sinatra, and i suppose that seen from this remove he was — only 10 years younger than sinatra.  i like having the piano trio backup (and with george shearing!), for me it really brings out the song in a way that a bigger combo with sax or trumpet doesn’t alway (though those have their own benefits as well).  there are a good few classics in this show, like a lot of his work.  and it’s an excellent recording (fm).  enjoy!

mel torme with the george shearing trio

mel torme, vocal
george shearing, piano
neil swainson, bass
donny osborne, drums

bbc fm broadcast

st.david’s hall, cardiff, wales

2nd november 1991

01. i’ll remember april (3:00)
02. give me the simple life (3:17)
03. auf wiedersehn (6:13)
04. accentuate the positive (3:18)
05. duke ellington medley (5:48)
06. i’ll be tired of you (4:33)
07. let’s take a walk around the block (2:41)
08. serenade in blue (3:25)
09. smoke gets in your eyes (6:51)
10. unidentified (3:26)
11. mountain greenery (1:11)
12. every time we say goodbye (4:07)
13. love is just around the corner (3:08)
14. i’ll be seeing you (3:20)
15. bbc announcer (0:14)

another concert by the mel ‘n’ george partnership, from the same tour as my previous torrent, still available at

lineage: bbc fm>teac r2r (dolby) @7.5ips>wave>flac

sample:  t04 accentuate the positive.mp3